Passion fruits waiting for shipment

Passion fruits waiting for shipment

On May 25, at the Itoman Tourist Farm, passion fruit wait for shipment hanging on a string. (Photograph taken by Tetsuzo Tokeshi.)

May 26, 2013 Ryukyu Shimpo

Passion fruit is now in the harvest season at the Itoman Tourist Farm in Mabuni, Itoman. Clusters of ripe fruit are waiting for shipment.

Kiyonori Oshiro, a 38-year-old contract farmer, said, “Our harvesting was delayed a little because of the typhoon last year, but we are likely to be able to ship two tons of fruit as has been the case in the past.” The harvest will continue until around August. Some will be processed into wine on the farm and the rest will be sold at the Umanchu Farmers’ Market in Itoman.

(English translation by T&CT, Mark Ealey)

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